It is a sad day when gunman open fire at a Mother’s Day parade. You start to ask yourself ” What is the world coming to?” Officials said the parade was two blocks long and included about 400 people. The crime scene was about 1.5 miles from the heart of the French Quarter. These parades are called Second Line parades which occur almost every weekend this time of the year. These parades are heavily patrolled by city police. According detectives 3 suspects were seen fleeing the scene, between the ages of 18- 22. An investigation is currently taking place and all witnesses are being interviewed.
City Officials have reassured members of the community that they will investigate this incident and bring the accusers to justice.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu said the shooting was part of “the relentless drum beat of violence” on the streets of New Orleans. “It’s a shame and its got to stop,” he told The Times-Picayune from outside New Orleans’ Interim LSU Public Hospital. “You see it cascading across the country but we have more of it than anyone else.”